Board of Directors
Dr. Daniel C. Stanzione, Ph. D. has served as a director since 2004 and non-executive chairman of the board of directors since June 2009. Dr. Stanzione is President Emeritus of Bell Laboratories as well as an independent consultant. Dr. Stanzione retired from Lucent Technologies in 2000 where he served as Chief Operating Officer and as President of Bell Laboratories. At Lucent’s formation in 1995, Dr. Stanzione was President of Network Systems, Lucent’s business unit which sold to telecommunications service providers around the world.
Dr. Stanzione is currently a director of Quest Diagnostics, Inc. and Telecordia Technologies, Inc., a global provider of telecommunications network software and services for IP, wireline, wireless and cable. Dr. Stanzione is currently a consultant and serves on the Network Advisory Board at Accenture. Dr. Stanzione holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, an M.S. in Environmental Systems Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, all from Clemson University.
Eric Cooney is President and Chief Executive Officer of Internap Network Services Corp. (NASDAQ: INAP). Mr. Cooney has a track record of successfully leading technology companies and delivering shareholder value through a focus on long-term profitable growth. He also serves as a member on the Internap Board of Directors.
Mr. Cooney joined the digital video business of NDS, Inc. (a News Corporation company) in April 1997, which was acquired by TANDBERG Television in October 1999. He held a number of positions of increasing responsibility including VP/GM Americas and Chief Operating Officer, before assuming his role as President and CEO of TANDBERG Television in June 2003.
Under his leadership as CEO, TANDBERG Television successfully delivered shareholder value as the company increased in market value from approximately $100 million to more than $1.4 billion when TANDBERG Television was acquired by the Ericsson Group in 2007. This shareholder value was delivered through a combination of organic growth and successful strategic acquisitions.
Mr. Cooney continued to oversee the global operations of TANDBERG Television, which was expanded to create the Television business unit within the Ericsson Group, until leaving to become the Internap President/CEO in March 2009.
Prior to his career in the digital video industry, Mr. Cooney spent several years working in systems engineering and sales in the computer process control industry and also spent five years as a U.S. Naval officer. He received post graduate education in Nuclear Engineering from the U.S. Navy, an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California, and a B.S. from the University of Rochester.
Charles B. Coe has served as a director since 2003. As a 28-year veteran of the telecommunications industry, including 15 years with BellSouth Corporation, he provides extensive insight into the operation of profitable companies. During his career, he served as President of BellSouth Network Services; President of BellSouth Telecommunications; President of BellSouth International; and Group President of Customer Operations for BellSouth Telecommunications.
Previously, Mr. Coe served in various management positions with AT&T Communications and American Telesystems Corporation. Mr. Coe is a director of Dycom Industries, Inc. Mr. Coe holds a M.B.A. from Georgia State University and a B.S. from The Citadel.
Patricia L. Higgins has served as a director since 2004, bringing more than 28 years of technology execution and governance to Internap. Ms. Higgins currently serves on the boards of The Travelers Companies, Inc.; Barnes & Noble, Inc. and Dycom Industries, Inc.; and formerly held board positions with Delta Airlines and Visteon Corporation.
Ms. Higgins was President, Chief Executive Officer and a board member of Switch & Data Facilities Company, Inc., a provider of neutral interconnection and colocation services. Prior to Switch & Data, she was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Research Board, an information technology consulting and research services company. Ms. Higgins has also served as Chief Information Officer of Alcoa Inc. and has held senior management positions at UNISYS Corporation, Verizon (NYNEX) and AT&T Inc.
Ms. Higgins holds a B.S. from Montclair State University and attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
Gary M. Pfeiffer has served as a director since 2007. Mr. Pfeiffer serves as Secretary of Finance for the State of Delaware. Mr. Pfeiffer retired in December 2006 after 32 years with E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont). During his career with DuPont, Mr. Pfeiffer held a variety of financial and business leadership positions in the United States, Brazil and Japan. For the nine years prior to retirement, Mr. Pfeiffer served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of DuPont.
Mr. Pfeiffer also serves on the board of Quest Diagnostics, Inc.
Mr. Pfeiffer holds a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.
Michael A. Ruffolo was appointed director in 2010. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Ruffolo was CEO and President of Crossbeam Systems, Inc., a network security platform provider. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Ruffolo served as Chairman and CEO of Liquid Machines, the leading provider of Enterprise Rights Management (ERM) solutions.
As the EVP and Chief Operating Officer of Akamai Technologies from 2001 until 2004, he successfully refocused the company on the enterprise and government markets, while dramatically improving operating results. Prior to Akamai, Mr. Ruffolo was Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Services and Marketing at EMC Corporation where he drove over $8.5 billion in revenue. In addition, Mr. Ruffolo served as President of the Document Solutions Group at Xerox and Chief Information Officer at NCR Corporation. Mr. Ruffolo is Chairman of the Board of Edgeware and serves as a director of a private company.
He received an M.B.A. from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, post graduate education in advanced management from the European Institute of International Business in Fountainebleau, France, and a B.S. from the University of Dayton.
Debora J. Wilson was appointed director effective January 1, 2010. Ms. Wilson served as President and CEO of The Weather Channel (TWC) from 2004 until 2009. During her tenure as CEO, TWC grew to become one of the most well-known and respected media brands and among the most successful at broadening its content and profit sources into a cross-platform, multi-media organization, with significant increases in distribution, revenue and profit as a result.
Before being named CEO, Ms. Wilson also served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of TWC and launched weather.com®, consistently ranking among the top 20 web sites and the top five content sites on mobile devices.
Before joining TWC, Ms. Wilson spent 15 years in the telecommunications industry at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon) and held management positions in network operations and new product development. She also currently serves on the boards of Markel Corporation and ARRIS Group, Inc.
Ms. Wilson has a B.S. in Business Administration from George Mason University in Virginia.